Jacob was a liar and a thief.

He lied about who he was. At a crossroads in his life, God wrestled with Jacob all night to a standstill. He blessed Jacob calling him "God-Wrestler," that is, "Israel." Jacob left the encounter blessed but he also left limping. (Genesis 32:22-31)

This is the encounter of faith. It is holy and good, a time to be blessed. It is also a fight, a striving, a tussle. To follow God is a fight for our hearts and minds with the one who makes all things new.

Welcome to Jacob's Porch. We invite you to join us in striving with God in community. May you leave blessed and may you leave limping.